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US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Winter Interregional concludes

December 28, 2009 09:00 PM
Day 3 of 3
1990 and 1992 Girls compete in Ridgeland, Miss.
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2009) – Play concluded at the 2009 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Winter Interregional at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland, Miss. The 1990 and 1992 Girls competed in the three-day interregional.
Region II and Region I faced off on the final day of play in the 1990 Girls Interregional. Neither team had recorded a victory in their two games, and it was Region II in danger of going winless on the week when Stacey Kadell put Region I on top in the 60th minute. The Midwest team showed their metal however, as Kate Howarth scored in the 79th and 85th minutes to lead Region II to the victory and a 1-1-1 record. Region I finished 0-3.

The 1990 United and Region III teams both entered their game with two wins and no losses, but it was Region III that broke away from the pack with a commanding 4-0 victory. Hannah Higgins got things started when she scored the opening goal in the 15th minute. Laura Weinberg added first half goals in the 34th and 43rd minutes as Region III held a comfortable 3-0 halftime lead, and Alexa Newfield capped off the victory with a 60th minute goal.

In 1992 Girls action, Region I prevented Region II from going perfect on the week as they came out 2-1 winners. An own goal from Region II gave Region I the lead in the 15th minute, but Katie Nasenbenny drew Region II level with a goal in the 55th. Stephanie Myers would seal Region I's first win when she scored in the 75th and improved their record to 1-1-1.

Region IV was looking to get a victory out of their trip as they took on Region III, but Jennifer Martin scored first for Region III in the 13th minute. Annie Speese added to the lead in the 39th before Region IV finally got on the board in the 73rd thanks to Mari Miyashiro, but Region III tacked on one more in the 88th from Danielle Au to improve to 2-1. Region IV walks away with a 0-2-1 record.
Scores | Dec. 29
1990 Region I - 1, Region II - 2
Goal scorers: Region I: Stacy Kadell (60:00)
Region II: Kate Howarth (79:00) (85:00)

1990 Region III - 4, United - 0
Goal scorers: Region III: Hannah Higgins (15:00), Laura Weinberg (34:00) (43:00), Alexa Newfield (60:00)

1992 Region I - 2, Region II - 1
Goal scorers: Region I: Own Goal (15:00), Stephanie Myers (75:00)
Region II: Katie Nasenbenny (55:00)

1992 Region III - 3, Region IV - 1
Goal scorers: Region III: Jennifer Martin (13:00), Annie Speese (39:00), Danielle Au (88:00)
Region IV: Mari Miyashiro (73:00)

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About US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) - US Youth Soccer ODP, established in 1977, is the original Olympic development program in the United States. Formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition, selected players are exposed to the nation's top coaches from collegiate institutions, U.S. Soccer and the professional leagues. Programs exist in each state and with competitions such as the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships, Interregional Training/Competition, Regional Camps and International play. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development. US Youth Soccer ODP is an approved program of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
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